Teaching and Learning Framework Symposium

Teaching and Learning Framework Symposium

Join CSA Executive Officer (Qld), Andrew Taylor and special guests, Michael Swanborough from St. Andrews Christian College and Josh Counsel from Discovery Christian College, as the new CSA Teaching & Learning Framework Resource is officially launched. The framework is a digital resource that provides a scaffold for understanding, developing and implementing a school-wide teaching and learning framework. Hear from schools who are currently on the journey to developing a framework that fits their context. Discover the scaffolded steps that CSA recommends in developing and implementing a school-specific teaching and learning framework. Hear how CSA can support schools as they develop this integral element in teaching and learning.

Event Information

Thanks to our good friends at Superloop CyberEdge for financially supporting the Teaching & Learning Framework. Because of their support, this event is free for CSA members.

This event will be held using Zoom technology. We encourage all attendees to come ready to engage in the Symposium with mic and camera active.

Program Outline

An outline of the program is provided below:

  • Welcome & acknowledgment of country
  • About the Resource
  • Case Study One: St Andrews Christian College - "Why we are starting this process"
  • Detailed Overview of the Resource
  • Case Study Two: Discovery Christian College - "Using the process and where we are at"
  • Q&A


Your Host, Jess Kapitola

Jess has a long history of working with varied organisations that strive to protect the vulnerable and highlight education. She is a dedicated organiser and her passion is for building and strengthening relationships and promoting sustainability in all things. Together with her husband of 17 years and their 4 children, Jess is involved in Sunday school, prayer and dinner ministry at her church. In her spare time Jess works as a nutritionist, helping families to manage fussy eaters and thrive with food allergies, and as an edible gardener and writer, caring for our world in every way she can.

Speaker, Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor, currently serves as the Executive Officer, Qld and has over 30 years' experience in a range of leadership roles in education and has spent the last 15 years focusing on building capacity in teachers and school leaders. Andrew leads the national portfolio for School Improvement and is an experienced school improvement consultant focusing on building strong foundations that underpin all school activities.

Speaker, Ian Liney

Ian commenced with CSA in January 2022 in the role of Executive Officer, NSW/ACT. Ian has spent the past 15 years as Principal of Wyong Christian Community School a K-12 school of 740 students in NSW. Prior to this appointment, he was Assistant Principal at Marrara Christian College in the Northern Territory. In his role as Executive Officer, Ian ensures that the NSW/ACT member schools are afforded personalised support and are provided with the resources and services they need to grow and flourish as Christian schools. In addition to his role with member schools, Ian also assists in rolling out CSA’s strategic priorities in the areas of Leadership Development and Teaching and Learning. Ian is well known in NSW and ACT, having served on the State Council of CSA from 2014 to 2020. Ian has extensive networks in Christian schooling and the wider education sector. He has been a central figure at all levels of Christian Education in Australia for the past three decades.

Special Guest, Michael Swanborough

Michael has worked in three different Christian schools over the last 34 years. He is currently the Deputy Principal – Learning and Teaching at St Andrews Christian College, a P-12 school in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Michael has extensive leadership experience across a variety of roles including VCE Coordinator, Head of Mathematics, Head of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) and Head of Secondary. He has a passion for helping students to understand their place in God’s Big Story and to fulfil their calling and purpose in Christ. Michael enjoys working with leadership teams and helping people develop their leadership skills. Michael is married to Vanessa and they have two adult children. He enjoys all things sport and is currently training for his fourth half-marathon.

Special Guest, Josh Counsel

Josh is passionate about seeing young people thrive and flourish by being engaged in learning communities that are authentic, relevant and relational. He sees schools and education as powerful vehicles to enact change and is particularly passionate about the role that Christian education has to form students into young men and women who will positively and powerfully impact our world. Josh is a member of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. Josh is a husband, father and is currently serving as Principal at Discovery Christian College, a P-12 independent school in Agnes Water, Queensland.

Qualify for CPD Hours

A certificate of professional learning will be available on your member dashboard following the Symposium. The event will address the following AITSL professional teacher and leadership standards:

» 6.2 - Engage in Professional Learning and Improve Practice
» 6.3 - Engage with colleagues and improve practice
» 6.4 - Apply professional learning and improve student learning
» 7.4 - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 30 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change and we may not be able to provide prior notice.

Please note that registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.


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Thursday, 20 October 2022
3:30pm - 4:30pm AEST
Free for Members
via Zoom
1 CPD Hour
Members only event
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